Thursday, May 26, 2016

Peace on Earth

I love silhouettes & nativity scenes, so this is one of my favorite stamps.  It's by Stampendous, as is the sentiment which is a separate stamp.  I masked off the sweet bird with an olive branch, but one of these days I need to use that entire stamp for a card.  The CCCB theme is black & white with a touch of gold & it was so fun to use my Mini MISTI to get a good inking of the scene in Versafine Onxy Black & then ink just the star with Delicata Golden Glitz.  I added a tiny Stampendous flat gold sticker to the center of the star & grounded the image using a Zig wc marker. The panel was cut with a Lil-Inker stitched rectangle die before being attached to the card front which is covered with vellum. This would be easy to make as a one layer card for mass-producing, but I have way too many Christmas stamps to do that--haha! I'm also entering these challenges: Merry Monday, SSS Wednesday & Rudolph Days.  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Before I go, just wanted to remind everyone that there's a gc to MFT up for grabs at W2CB.  The challenge closes June 1 & right now there are only 2 entries, so you've got a good chance to win!
Thanks for taking time to stop by.  Time to give in & do the laundry from our camping trip so I can get back to making cards!

35 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a lovely card!

Linda said...

Beautiful silhouettes Nativity Scene, Greta. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the silhouette stamp you've used for this card so simple but so beautiful.

Sue xx

Lisa said...

Very pretty Greta! I always love a silhouette of the nativity scene!

Barb said...

A beautiful silhouette stamp Greta and a lovely Christmas card. Barbxx

Cindy Boney said...

Gorgeous card, stamping, & love, love that touch of gold!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful nativity scene, Greta! Just love the gold star too!

Marie B. said...

Such a pretty card! :)

Kim Heggins said...

This is just beautiful Greta...love your gorgeous nativity scene. Thank you so much for the fabulous orange card too...it is even more beautiful in person! You are so sweet.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful Christmas card.Love that stamp ( I have it too) and love your design!
Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful and elegant card, that gold star shies out wonderfully against the black and white of the rest of the card. Thanks for joining in the May Rudolph Day challenge
Jane DT

Ros Crawford said...

I'm a fan of silhouettes too and this is really lovely!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I forgot to say Thank you...For playing along at CCCB! Have a beautiful day!

Dorothy S said...

Thanks for sharing the meaning of Christmas with this very elegant look.

alexandra s.m. said...

Just like you, I love those silhouettes and the card you made is beautiful!
Hugs~

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Greta, a lovely design with the beautiful image, along with gorgeous with super details!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with with
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Cgallenge.

MaryH said...

I'm in the same camp with the nativity scenes, and it's not so easy to find nice ones. I love that these images remind us why we celebrate at this time. Great masking work, and don't you just love the mini Misti? I'm finding I use it more often than the normal size one. (for one thing I can keep the mini and use it sitting...the larger one I stand to use). A lovely card, and I like the touch of gold with the black & white. TFS - Have a great holiday weekend.

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful Greta. Simple and perfect.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, I love this type of card too but never seem to get round to producing one that looks right, you have captured this perfectly.

Kath x

Susanne Vargas said...

This is so wonderful in its simplicity! Love the touch of gold! Would probably be rather easy to mass produce if you were in a pinch, right?

Rosemary said...

love the nativity scene in black with the touches of gold, greta!!

Maria said...

Beautiful nativity scene with the silhouette, Greta! It looks perfect for Christmas...love it!! Take care and have a great weekend!:-)

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful Nativity scene, Greta! Misti makes stamping these silhouettes so much easier! Love that shiny gold star too! Just the right pop of color! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Colleen said...

Oh Greta, I can see why this is one of your favorites! I love using silhouette stamps, they are so striking! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Marina said...

Yet another fabulous card that makes me think that maybe it's worth gritting my teeth and investing in a misti! This is fabulous - so striking and the gold star is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Stella said...

This nativity scene is stunning. Such a beautiful take on our theme; and spot on! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB! Always good to see you:)

Martha said...

Greta, what a simply fabulous Christmas card.

Marcia HIll said...

Congrats on your win at Merry Monday Greta! This card is fabulous...CAS perfection!! :0)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very pretty card Greta.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on the win at Merry Monday with this beauty, Greta!!

Joan said...

Lovely card, love the silhouette scene

Marybeth said...

Greta this is like the perfect Christmas card! I love it! Congratulations on your win!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! I love cards that focus on nativity. The star in gold is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

cm said...

A beautiful Nativity scene, Greta; I'll be keeping an eye out in hopes of finding one! So striking in its powerful simplicity....
hugs~c

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very lovely. That Delicata gold has really caught my eye and I'm usually so "whatever" about inks, but that one... it just shines!